Mini-Heap


Recent additions to the Heap of Links…

  1. “In other contexts, we would rather that the state not take sides in contested moral and political disputes. But taking a stand is inevitable in symbolic state speech” — Jacob Levy (McGill) on statues honoring “the dishonorable dead”
  2. “If you’re not a fan of seeing scientists’ views attributed to personal racism, transphobia or misogyny, then nor should you tolerate commentary about scientists supposedly being biased by their feminist motives” — Cordelia Fine (Melbourne) on bias and objectivity in science
  3. Oxford University Press is launching a book series on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics — co-edited by Ryan Muldoon, Carmen Pavel, Geoff Sayre-McCord, Eric Schliesser, and Itai Sher
  4. Does “the phenomenological interpretation of quantum physics deserves to be rescued from history and considered on its own merits”? — Steven French (Leeds) thinks so
  5. “Academic freedom must continue to protect much research that is immoral in one or another way” — “This immorality needs to be recognized and discussed, but not punished,” says Elizabeth Harman (Princeton)
  6. “Here’s a peculiar thing about people: often what they do doesn’t match what they say they believe” — a week of posts on the philosophy and psychology of implicit bias, starting off with one by Gabbrielle Johnson (NYU)
  7. What are the 233 most-cited works in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy? — a list from Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside)

Mini-Heap posts appear when 7 or so new items accumulate in the Heap of Links, the ever-growing collection of items from around the web that may be of interest to philosophers. Discussion welcome.

The Heap of Links consists partly of suggestions from readers; if you find something online that you think would be of interest to the philosophical community, please send it in for consideration for the Heap. Thanks!

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